Publication Date

1-1-1999

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Prawitz, Aimee D.

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences

Abstract

A survey was administered to 115 Northern Illinois University students to assess attitudes toward use of the Internet. Online activities investigated included a) past experience using the Internet; b) variety of Internet usage experience; c) time spent using the Internet for buying products or looking for information; d) time spent using the Internet for communicating through e-mail; e) time spent using the Internet for communicating through chat rooms for entertainment; and f) time spent on the Internet for entertainment (other than in chat rooms). Surveys were administered in two university classrooms, and Pearson correlations were used to test for relationships between independent and dependent variables. Past experience using the Internet, variety of Internet usage experience, and time spent on the Internet for entertainment (other than in chat rooms) were positively related to attitudes toward use of the Internet. No significant relationship was found between other activities and attitudes toward use of the Internet. Therefore, the more students use the Internet, and the greater the variety of usage experiences, the more positive their attitude toward use of the Internet.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.||White text on black background.

Extent

24 pages, 17 unnumbered pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

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Text

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